10 Obscure Career Options


Obscure Careers
Paper Tower Sniffer… an absorbing career choice!

We know you probably get enough people talking to you about your careers and what you’re going to do when you leave University, and it’s hard to figure it out! Mostly because a lot of us just don’t even know what’s out there… Here’s a list of really bizarre career choices you probably didn’t know existed. You know, just in case you needed some inspiration.

1. Professional snuggler

Kinda like prostitution but not really? Plus it pays well…

2. Golf ball divers

Key skills include: enjoying treasure hunting and not being scared of alligators.

3. Paper towel sniffer

Because paper towels need to be odourless and paper towel companies need employ people to keep up their quality control in this area.

4. Professional bridesmaid

Undercover “bridesmaids” offer personal assistant services for the bride – if the job involves a pretty dress why not?

5. Iceberg movers

International Ice Patrol (IIP) was founded the year after Titanic sunk to track the locations of icebergs and move them if necessary – seems quite smart TBH.

6. Pet food tester

Because obviously humans know what dogs like the taste of…?

7. Chicken Sexer

They’re hired by commercial hatcheries to determine the sex of a chick. Apparently it’s quite hard and their skills rely heavily on intuition.

8. Fortune cookie writer

Yep, some writer out there could be determining your future right now.

9. Cool hunter

These people spend their days trying to track down the next big thing, there’s big money to be made here…

10. Dog Surfing Instructor

YES YES YES. I have found my calling.

Make Your Own Energy Bars

Energy bars
Perfect as a snack between lectures!

We all know how difficult it is to strike a good balance between tasty and nutritious when it comes to our diets, especially when it comes to snack food (looking at you 3am cheesy chips…). These energy bars are super quick and easy to make, and the best thing about them is that you can keep them in the freezer for weeks and whip one out when you’re feeling peckish.


  • 100g nuts – any combination you fancy out of hazelnuts, cashews, walnuts or almonds
  • 100g desiccated coconut
  • 100g fresh dates – Medjool dates work particularly well
  • 50g coco powder – you can use raw cacao if you’re feeling super healthy
  • 3 tbsp. coconut oil
  • Pinch of salt


1. Melt the coconut oil in the microwave for about 10 seconds until it turns

to liquid

2. Wizz all the ingredients in a food processor for about 3-4 minutes,

starting off pulsing, until the mixture comes together in a large clump

3. Line a tray with cling film and pop the mixture inside

4. Put another layer of cling film on top and flatten it using your hands

5. Leave in the freezer for at least 2 hours

6. Remove from tray and cut into bite size portions

7. Enjoy!


Expectation vs. Reality: Your first week back at University

First week back
All of these University-related objects just happened to be positioned like this.

Every year we return to University with high expectations of our own behaviour, however the reality is not quite as productive or as adventurous as we would hope…


Expectation: I’m soooo ready for whatever this term throws at me
Trying to get bikini ready - Imgur

Reality: Maybe it’s best if I just stay in bed…


Expectation: Oh hey there
Me trying to flirt after binge-watching the entire series of New Girl - Imgur


Uni work:

Expectation: I love to learn

Reality: Why oh why did I pick Statistics as a module


Expectation: Mmm I’m going to be so healthy this term #newme

Reality: Ok now I remember why I put on so much weight last year

Going out:

Expectation: When squad hits the dance floor

Reality: Waking your housemates up after the first night out